Special Feature

How Our Solar System Avoids Planet Collisions

Physics 16, 73
A comic strip illustrates a planetary mechanism that may explain why the Solar System—despite its chaotic nature—displays long-term stability.

—Laura Canil is a scientific illustrator based in Berlin.

—Michael Schirber is a Corresponding Editor for Physics Magazine based in Lyon, France.


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